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Telling Your Kids the Truth About Santa

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Telling Your Kids the Truth About Santa...while keeping the magic of Christmas Alive When it's time, you just know. We had the Santa talk with our son last night. You know how they say "you just know"...

Making Friends is a Verb

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I recently asked a 4-year-old how she was enjoying her new school, since her family relocated here from another state. She replied, "I have 4 friends." Then she proudly added, "I made them." Holy smokes....

One Activity at a Time – Per Family

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Do you know a family who is always running from activity to activity? Fast food on the go, Mom at the wheel between dance and clarinet practice while Dad is speeding from the early...

6 Things You Don’t Know About Monster Jam 2019

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Every year, Orlando Moms Blog checks out Monster Jam to keep you in the know on how to make the most of this high-octane event.  This year, we thought you'd like a sneak peek...

Survival Guide for Parenting the Moody, Broody Tweener

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Does the back to school season find your tween stomping off, slamming doors and generally radiating angst? A friend of mine recently reached out from deep in those trenches to ask for help. I...

2Infinity Goes Way Beyond Trampolines

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When I mention a trampoline park, what do you envision? A relatively flat space, with a bunch of trampoline squares, maybe a few slanted ones around the walls, right? Me, too, until we stepped...

GIVEAWAY Unique Father’s Day Gifts for that One-in-a-Million Dad

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Too often I scramble for a Father's Day gift that can make it to my door in the nick of time with 2 day shipping. You, too? This year, I challenge you and me...

Whole Family Sleepovers with Local Friends

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Sleepovers can be a polarizing issue. Some are OK with them, others say never. Let me present a third option: The family sleepover. Before you give me that face, think for a minute about a road trip...

The “ONE” thing we can control

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Control what you can. It's good advice in almost any situation, particularly the one we collectively find ourselves in. While others are debating #guncontrol, I've decided to advocate for #ONEcontrol. None of us can...

Instant Pot Crash Course

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So you got an Instant Pot for Christmas. Now what?! Other than the “water test”, where do you start, right? (And if you don’t know what the water test is, then you aren’t the...

How to Host a Non-Halloween Painting Party

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Not everyone celebrates Halloween. Some of our family friends don’t observe the holiday for religious reasons. My teenage daughter still wanted those friends to enjoy dressing up in costumes along with everyone else, so...
I Need Our Friendship to Sparkle

I Need Our Friendship to Sparkle

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I've always got a cause. In every season, I'm up to something, going through something, or fired up about something. It would be both foolish and selfish of me to ask my friends to...

Monster Jam 2017, Coming to Orlando!

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Noisy trucks tearing themselves to pieces aren't just for little boys. There is something about vehicular carnage that will tear even a teenager's eyes off a phone screen - boys and girls alike. This...

The Boy Who Stops Breathing. Every Night.

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Can your baby breathe all through the night? Can he nap without life support? Does her little body do the involuntary things necessary to survive sleep? I pray that it’s so for you. It’s not...

Survival Tips for Your High School Reunion

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As my husband and I recently attended our respective 20 year high school reunions, I realized these events are life's bug zappers and we are but mere moths. We don't really want to go, but we are...